Tarique Qayumi came to Canada as a refugee and received an MFA from UCLA. He studied for two years with Judith Weston. He excels at working with actors and is great under pressure as he worked for four years in Afghanistan, shooting 25 hours of TV, including 2 seasons of SESAME STREET. He wrote, directed, edited, and shot BLACK KITE, which opened at TIFF in 2017 and 20 festivals, and won the 2018 Leo Award for Best Director, Best Writer, and Best Film. He also has shadowed on VIKINGS for the CORUS-NSI Diversity Program.
Type: Indie Feature